Finally gave birth!!
January 27, 2008 10:08pm CST
So it all started at around 1pm on sunday january 20th..i had mild contractions, every 4 to 10 minutes, nothing steady, nothing insupportable..sort of like period cramps, times 10 i'd say. And in the morning, i had some bleeding. So i had called the hospital and they told me it was normal. SO, went to bed on sunday, still with those mild cramps, and woke up in pain at 4:30 in the night, thought i'd die from this terrible cramp!! It was my first real contraction. I timed my contractions afterwards, and they were more and more painful, some of which i couldn't even stay sitting down, i had to bend down forward and lean on my arms and balance my body from left to right..but they still weren't regular, ranging anywhere from 3 minutes to 12 minutes, so when i called the hospital, they told me to stay home...then i called my doc's office, cuz i had an appointement that day (monday, 21st of jan.) and wanted to know if i needed to come in or go to the hospital. When her secretary heard that i was at 40 weeks that day, had some bleeding since the previous morning and contractions, she told me not to take any chances and head on to the ER, which i did, and once there, they told me to go to the Birthing unit!! So there i went, they tested to see if my contractions were the real deal and to see how dilated i was. By then, it was 11h30 am on monday morning, january 21st. So they decided to keep me and induce me, they gave me pitocin, broke my water, gave me the epidural (thank God!!!!!!!) and at 4:43 am on tuesday morning, january 22nd was born our son Matteo!! He weighted 7lbs10oz and mesured 20.5". He is sooooo precious!! I added a pic!
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28 Jan 08
Congratulation on your bouncing baby boy... i saw the picture and he is very beautiful... so precious... the birth of a baby wether a boy or a girl is something to celebrate about... and i think your whole family is still ecstatic about his arrival... Good thing that you and your baby are doing well, i can just imagine what you've been through... well i think all mothers can relate to your story... Thank you for sharing your journey to the mylot community...
28 Jan 08
Hello jewel76:-) Congratulations!:-) I am really happy for you and thank you for this detailed discription. It reminded me of all that we (my wife and I) went through almost exactly an year ago when our son was born. It seems all (almost) stories are alike and they end happily. And thank you for sharing picture of your son, he is cute!:-)
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29 Jan 08
Congratulations on your litte miracle. He is absolutely adorable and i know you are so blessed to have him in your life now. Children are little miracles and they are such a blessing. Cherish every moment you have with him. they grow up so fast. God bless you and your little one
28 Jan 08
Wow, congratulations. Thanks for sharing this great news with us. May you continue to be happy and healthy, all of you. May you sleep at every chance you get. Don't feel bad about letting Matteo cry sometimes, they need to relieve their own daily stress too! Shortly (usually less than 20 minutes, which seems forever) they usually cry themselves out. Lots of love to your precious bundle and patience for Dad.